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For deprescribing medications, what the doctor says is key

When an older patient no longer needs a medication or requires less dosage, doctors may consider “deprescribing” the medicine. Deprescribing enables clinicians to stop or reduce medications that are no

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When cancer strikes those under 40, race matters

Young Black and Hispanic cancer patients face poorer survival odds than their white counterparts, even from some cancers that are highly curable, a new study finds. It’s well known that

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Job changes following breast cancer are frequent in some cases

Breast cancer diagnosis: Around 88% of patients survive the dangerous disease in the first five years. Work is important for getting back to normality. Researchers from the University of Bonn

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Well-care visits promote better health during transition from childhood to adolescence

During well-care visits, children are seen by their primary care physician to address health needs. Maintaining these visits can have a positive impact on a child’s current and future health.

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Male bladder cancer vulnerability could lead to a new treatment approach

A protein variant common in malignant bladder tumor cells may serve as a new avenue for treating bladder cancer. A multi-institution study led by UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers

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Does your neighborhood affect your stroke recovery?

Stroke survivors who live in neighborhoods with lower socioeconomic status—areas with lower household income, education levels and occupational status—may have worse recovery three months after a stroke than people who

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Eye movements of those with dyslexia reveal laborious and inefficient reading strategies

Researchers have long noted that readers with dyslexia employ eye movements that are significantly different from non-dyslexics. While these movements have been studied in small sample sizes in the past,

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